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Nov 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
"the brothers: john foster dulles, allen dulles, and their secret world war." >> stephen kinzer, in your book, you tell a story up front about dulles airport in washington and the statue and the naming. what is that? >> john foster dulles had recently died when that super airport in chantilly, virginia was being built. president eisenhower announced that the airport would be named dulles airport. when kennedy took over, he didn't want to name it after a crusty old cold war era. the was pushed back and finally the decision was made to name it after dulles. you can still see the film clip of kennedy opening the airport with eisenhower there and allen dulles there. he pulls back a curtain and behind the curtain is this giant bust of john foster dulles. that stands in the middle of this big airport. i went to see it while i was writing this book. i couldn't find it. i started asking security guards. nobody had ever even heard of it. it was a long process and finally, thanks to the washington airport authority, i was able to discover that the bust had been taken away from its place i
Nov 4, 2013 6:00am EST
history. >> who were -- or who was allen dulles and who was john foster dulles? >> of these two brothers were about the most extraordinary pair of siblings to emerge in american history up to that point. they grew up in an atmosphere of religious piety. they grew up in a parsonage and were deeply influenced by the ideals of missionary calvinism, the idea that the world is divided between good and evil and that christians have to go out into the world and transform the evil into good. a very short step from that to take it into politics and believe that politically, the world is divided between good regimes and evil regimes. and that it is the duty of the good regimes, that is us to go , out into the world and destroy that evil. that is an important part of the dulles brothers' formation. the other big influence on them was the decades that they spent as corporate lawyers working for this very important law firm, sullivan and cromwell in new york. that was not a law firm that you went to if you needed a contract drawn up or to be represented in court. sullivan and cromwell had a specialty
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